Plans for 1,350 homes near Thames Barrier in Charlton

Developers are seeking feedback from Greenwich Council on plans to build 1,350 homes in Charlton.

The site is part of the recently adopted Charlton Riverside masterplan for 7,500 homes.

Early plans for the area

The site is separated from Kimoto’s future development on a Go-Kart track by Tarmas’s Charlton asphalt plant. The Kimoto plan was covered here. They were looking to build a riverside tower and 570 homes.

New homes planned on left

How appealing two sites beside an asphalt plant will be is an intriguing question.

According to documents, this site proposes “a residential-led mixed use development comprising new buildings ranging from one to ten storeys to provide up to 1,350 residential units and up to 7,000m2 commercial floorspace in use classes A1, A2, A3, A4, B1, D1 and D2, as well as basements.

Early plans

The scheme will also include the provision of new publicly accessible open space, new pedestrian and vehicle routes and landscaping. Car and cycle parking will also be provided. There will be associated infrastructure works including a
new river wall.”

In terms of transport improvements it states “an extension to bus service 301 is a
good option for this. The 301 is a new route that will be introduced by TfL as part of the changes to bus services with the introduction of the Elizabeth Line.

Proposed bus changes

The route is designed to connect Bexleyheath and Thamesmead to the
Elizabeth Line at Abbey Wood and Woolwich. There is potential to extend route 301 from the currently envisaged Woolwich Ferry terminal to Herringham Road, via Woolwich Road, Westmoor Street and New Lydenberg Street.”

In keeping with painfully slow build-out rates seen in many places now, developers are not planning to complete for almost a decade in 2028.

A little further west if Greenwich Peninsula where landowners Knight Dragon this week revealed plans to increase new homes to over 17,000 at that site.


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